To Kill A Mockingbird PBL

By: Courtney J, Katelin V, Sydney R, Kenzlee Z

What is discrimination?

the unfair treatment of different categories such as sex, race, and age.
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Slavery (1619-1865)

In the Slavery time period, colored people were forced to work with cruel punishments for no pay or benefit to them. They had no rights at the time and were kept in usually unsanitary and not well kept buildings. Slavery ended in 1865 in the United States after the civil war.

Segregation (1849-1954)

Segregation was a time period in which colored folks were not treated as equally as white folks. The children would go to different schools, there were different bathrooms for each ones and it went as far as forcing colored people to sit at the back of a bus.

Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)

African Americans had unequal rights and and were discriminated against. Many people such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks risked their life and freedom for the for the lives and equality of all people.

Right to Vote (1965)

This act prohibited racial discrimination of voting. It was considered to be the most effective piece of civil rights legislation.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become an abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Martin Luther King Jr.

He acted as a spokesman for equal rights between all colors of men. He created the civil rights act of 1964.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist, she rebelled and did things like sitting where she wanted to on a bus instead of where she was told. She is known as the first lady of civil rights and the mother of the freedom movement.

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was a civil rights leader in the anti-slavery movement. He was the 1st african american citizen to hold a high government rank.

Discrimination of African Americans today

Discrimination is still preset today with members of the KKK still in the south and white cops shooting innocent colored people. Although, there are improvements with an African American president and equal rights. We believe that one day there will not be any discrimination, it will not be easy or fast but hopefully one day in the future there will be equality throughout the world.

Citations

-http://www.youthforhumanrights.org/voices-for-human-rights/champions/martin-luther-king-jr.html

-http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1917beyond/essays/crm.htm

-http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/publication/2009/01/20090106142830jmnamdei rf0.6788446.html#axzz49Vfkowvg

-http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/exhibits/douglass_exhibit/douglass.html

-http://www.harriet-tubman.org/tag/civil-rights/

Plan Of Action

In order to decrease discrimination the change would have to start at a local scale. It should begin with kids in a club (an example would be diversity club) that try to reach out to other kids and hopefully see a decrease in discrimination. To see the success or affect the club is having then an anonymous survey could be given out and results could be recorded to if a difference is being made.

In the future if the club works then it should become an organization to spread awareness about the effects of discrimination. The organization could act as a company by making merchandise for kids or adults to wear to spread the word into a bigger group of people. The company could also give lectures and classes to kids in school or adults in the work place. If the word is spread enough then the CEO of this company could take it to a bigger scale eventually going global.